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THE DAILY PIONEER.
EDWARD KAISER, Publisher Entered in the postofflco at Bemidjl. Minn., as second class matter. PUBLISH EVKRY APTERN'OON. Official County and City Paper. The following signs are too conspicuously displayed in Cass Lake: "To.Rent," To Let,' For Sale." But probably the expec tation of future business on the strength_pf the land office has in duced the owners of property to look for better places of invest ment and incidentally avoid the last struggles of those remaining who are not able to pay the necessary fare out of Cass Lake. The change in the Bulgarian ministry at Sofia is supposed to insure peace between Bulgaria and Turkey, as the raving Bul garian bands will no longer be permitted to make raids into Macedonia. While the northern papers are putting wreaths on the head of the southern negro, why don't some one cast a few wreaths at the western Chinaman and east ern Dago? Capt. Sverdrup's opinion that Americans will eventually dis cover the north pole because they have the money. The Americans don't seem to be looking for such blind investments just now. The strike at Omaha is closing out. As usual, a sufficient num ber of non-union men has been secured to take the place of the strikers. ELIZA'S BUNCH OF KEYS. 1 They Paid Her Well Until the Police Took a Hand. "Eliza had a bunch of keys, etc." We do ^not remember ever to have read of a more clever plan for divert ing some of the superfluous wealth of the world into one neglected chan nel than that of Eliza Holman, who is only 15. Her stock-in-trade, her jimmy, her center bit, appears to have been a bunch of keys. These keys were not designed to fit immediate and obvious use^.they were "duffing" keys. Elfza would admit to having found them in the street, outside a public building or schoolhouse. She implied that they might happily belong to some one of the inmates, and while these keys were being tried by unsus picious principals or headmistresses, Eliza, waiting patiently in the sanc tum or office of the said officials, picked in there what she considered worth her while. The keys were forthwith returned to her and served again another day. There were twenty charges against Eliza.London Sketch. HACKS DRAW FIRE APPARATUS. Town Authorities of Salina, Kan., Evolve Good Scheme. A Kentuckian, who recently visited Salina, Kan., writes to a Kentucky pa per as follows: "I wish to tell you of something I saw in Kansas. As I sat in the hotel in Salina the fire bells rang. In a second three rubber-tired hacks standing in front of the hotel started. Before I could ask I saw three hose carts hitched to the axles of the hacks, about one dozen firemen comfortably seated in the hacks, and under whip the procession disappeared at full speed." Not beins able to maintain a team of horses at the fire station the town resorted to the ex pedient of offering a good price for the first team that shall arrive and hitch to the hose cart. The hacks, being on constant duty, often vie with one apother for the prize, and the general result in point of quick service is not so much behind the city system as some might suppose.Kansas City (Mo.) Journal. HOW HE HORRIFIED HER. Wife of President Hadley Unable to Echo His Wish. One pleasant day last fall, so' the story goes. President Hadley of Yale was strolling through the beautiful campus of Dartmouth college with his wife on his arm. They were ad miring the beautiful buildings which dot the campus, several of them hav ing been erected by wealthy alumni. Presently they came to an especially noble hall, built of stone, and occu pying a commanding site. Over the main entrance was a marh1 which announced that the ..all had been erected by "John C. Blank as a memorial to his Beloved Wife:" President Hadley stood and looked at the noble pile for a moment. Then he heaved a sigh that was almost en vious. "Ah," he said, "that is what I should like to do for my college." And to this day, the boys declare. President Hadley cannot understand why his wife should have looked so horrified.St. Louis Mirror. 1 SAVED FROM DEATH. Little Girl Is Snatched From an Awful Fate Before the Eyes of Her Mother. Winona, May 20. A special stock train was going through the city yes terday at a high rate of speed when a little child was seen on the track some distance in front of the engine. It was impossible to stop the train in time, and the fireman, whose name has not been learned, climbed out on the running board and thence to the pilot. He was just in time to reach down and pick up the little girl as the engine thundered over the spot where she stood. The train was stopped within a couple of blocks and the child was given to the mother, who realized I the child's danger and was running frantically toward the track to save her. HEAVY LOSSES IN MONTANA. Sunday's Snowstorm Plays Havoc With Lambs. Butte, Mont.. May 20.Advices from northern and southern sections of the state tell of extremely heavy losses among lambs as a result of the snow storm which prevailed Sunday. Dillon reports say tens of dozens of young lambs have fallen beneath the fierce ness of the heaviest blizzard for May in the history of this section. A Great Falls special says that H. H. Wilson, a slieepherder on the range near Port age, has been lost and undoubtedly frozen to death. Wilson's horse was found wandering in deep drifts. Ranchers about Fort Benton, Cascade and Geyser have suffered heavily and reports of losses come in from every side. TIRED AND WORRIED. White Just Disappears and Turns Up at Duiuth. Duluth, May 20.R. F. White, the son of one of the most prominent business men of Cleveland, for whom the police of the country have been looking for the past ten days, is in this city. White left home without telling any one in his family where he was going, it is said, and thereby caused great anxiety, resulting in the notifi cation to the police. The theory was advaaced that he had committed sui cide, and search was made for the re mains. He simply said he was wor ried and tired of work and came away for a rest. Ho has communicated with his parents and will return home at once. BOBLETER BANQUETED. Tribute by the People of New Ulm to the New General of the State. New Ulm, Minn., May 20.Gen. Bob leter was the guest of honor at a banquet given by the citizens and busi ness men of this city at the Dakota house. There were present seventy five men and the occasion was de clared to be one of the best of the kind that has been given in the city. At the conclusion of the feast Hon. S. D. Peterson called the gathering to order, and, acting in the capacity of toastmaster, paid his respects to the guest of honor. The general answered the speeches in a very happy mannej. CULLING IT OUT. Dead-and-Down Timber Will Find Its Way to Market. Duluth, May 20.Several portable mills, to cut dead-and-dbwn timber, are going in at various points. There is one north of Two Harbors, some on the line of the Great Northern toward Fosston and near Hinckley, and one is to start between Nickerson and Sandstone. Old timber that has lain on the ground for years is being care fully culled and a surprising amount of good stock is being made from it. There is much that is absolutely worthless and the buyers have to ex ercise the greatest caution. KILLED ON TRESTLE. Boy Fishing Is Caught by a*Passenger Train. Janesville, Minn., May 20. A pas senger train caught Eddie Koenth, son of Carl Koenth, od the trestle near town and killed him instantly. The boy was fishing with several other companions, and in attempting to cross the track, slipped and fell. Both legs were severed, and his head was i literally chopped in two. Secretary Wilson at Home. Traer, Iowa. May 20. James Wil ton, secretary of agriculture, accom panied by his private secretary. Jas per Wilson, arrived here yesterday to spend a few days at his old home. The secretary has been in the South sev eral weeks delivering agricultural ad dresses and looking after experi mental work. He goes to join the presidential party and will accompany it on the return trip. Burglars Blow Safe. Paulina. Iowa. May 20.The safe irr A. Williamson's roller mills was bur glarized last night, the front door DP ing blown entirely off. Owing to 1he ringing of the burglar alarm and the timely arrival of the city night watch the burglars had to flee and got noth ing Oi value. No clue. tablet Forest Fires in Montana. Havre, Mont.. May 20.Forest fires in the Bear Paw mountains have burned over a tract eight miles long and six miles wide. One big sawmill and a number of cabins and barns have been swept away. So far as can be learned there was no loss of life. Cloud Burst. Grand ForTts, N."D. May 20.Heavy rain fell last night some miles south of the city. At Hillsboro the rainfall was nearly a foot, and points near Crookston report a cloudburst. I Backwoods Sketches... BY A. M. QREELEY A DEAD FAILURE. "Just after we had organized Popple township," said Cut Foot Pete, for the third time within ten minutes he filled his pipe with Peerless, "we discovered that it was the duty of the town board to lay out a graveyard. Well, we bought five acres of Brooks and one of the supervis ors Five-acres I thought was pretty steep for a country bone yard, but Brooks said that was the regulation size down where he come from, so we bought it. Besides, Brooks had just bought a new gun and needed the money. Us supervisors fixed up the yard in great shape till it looked as cute as a girl in boys' clothes. "Then we sat down and waited for the rush of stiffs. But blame .it nobody seemed to want to be first to jump in and settle there. People kept on being just as spry and healthy as if a graveyard was an every day thing. We were plump discouraged, as the cat said when she saw her tenth family drowned. "One day a stranger happened along from nowhere with no glue and wanted the town to help him. 'Boys,' says he, 'I'm most as good as a dead man. One of my lungs is gone complete, and the other haint got enough wind to fan a mosquito. You ought to take care of me for a little spell. I'm good as dead now and only need a preacher and a psalm book to make a funeral any day.' "That cheered us right upit was a high spot in a low swamp. Here was a chance to give our graveyard a fair start, anyhow. So we took care of him, and one of us was with him day and night to watch him flicker out. But he didn't die according to contract. When he first come he was thin and weak as a tobacco sack, but by a month he was looking as prosperous as a livery stable rat. Never saw a man pick up so. "Well, we notified him to travel some we had lost all confidence in him. But he begged to stay like a school boy. 'Boys,' says he, 'I'm not deceiving you. Don't judge a man by appear ances. I'm most dead. There ain't enough wind in my off lung to last more than two days.' "We fired him and went in a bunch to our lonesome bone yard and filled in the grave we had dug weeks afore We were plumb disgusted. But we were more tired a day after when we heard the stranger had told the truth. He fell dead in the road in the new town, and the unfeeling peo ple there had him buried afore we heard of it.'" AT THE CHURCHES Sunday, May 24, Union Memorial ervices will be held at the city hall at 11 o'clock a. ro. %Rev. Foster, assisted by Revs. Bloomfield and Mc Leod conducting the services. At the Presbyterian church next Sunday there will be no church in the morning. Union Memorial service at the city hall in the evening. The sub ject will be, "Failed in Business." Sermon to business men. Everybody welcome. J. F. McLeod, pastor. Flatiron Pincushion. "One of the latest of kitchen utensil3 to take its place on the dressing table is the flatiron. which has been con verted into a thing of ornament as well as use. Its use in the bedroom is that of a pincushion, and it is stood face outward, in the position in which good housewives put away this kitchen bric-a-brac. Of course it is only a flatiron In shape, for it is made of stout cardboard cut the shape of a small flatiron face. This is padded with cotton and covered smoothly with satin. A handle of heavy wire is added and wound with narrow ribbon, which is tied in bows where the handle joins the cushion part.Brooklyn Eagle. Maxim Gorky Is Wealthy. It is possible that Maxim Gorky would reply in the affirmative should anyone ask him. "Does literary work pay?" He was poor as a church mouse before he began writing, but one of his recent transactions was the purchase for $150,000 of a fine old, estate on the banks of Mie River Volga, THE WAYS OF ROOSTERS. Philosopher Asserts They Do Too Much Crowing. "I've heard a good deal in my time about the foolishness of hens, but when it comes to right-down, plum foolishness, give me a rooster, every time. He's always strutting and stretching anO" crowing and bragging about things with which he had noth ing to do. When the sun rises, you'd think that he was making all the light, instead of all the noise when the farmer's wife throws the scraps in the henyard, he crows as if he was the provider for the whole farmyard and was asking a blessing on the. food when he meets another rooster, he crows and when the other rooster licks him, he crows and so he keeps it up straight through the day. He even wakes up during the night and crows a little on general principles. But when you hear from a hen, she's laid an egg, and she don't make a great deal of noise about it, either." From "Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son," by George Horace Lorimer. By permission of Small, Maynard & Co., publishers, Boston, Mass. ART IN SKIRT LIFTING. French Girl Excels American in This Matter. "Inherent grace is no greater in French girls than in American girls," said Mme. Baker at the national con vention of dressmakers. "But in the dajnty art of carrying their skirts in their hands while taking the air of the boulevards, French girls are in comparably superior to their Ameri can cousins. The secret is that the French maid's petticoat is made to clear the ground, while the Ameri can's drop skirtisas long as the outer garment. The American must lift both skirts to prevent their trail ing in the dirt of the streets. She grasps a great bundle of unwieldy cloth, so heavy and clumsy that almost invariably she pulls it around in a way that plays havoc with the effectiveness of her gown. The French demoiselle has only the outer skirt to care for, and she has no need of muscle to lift with fairy grace the fabric.Chicago Record-Herald. FENCING GOOD FOR WOMEN. Exercise That Will Impart Grace and Physical Strength. Those who have seen women who are expert fencers recognize that it is an extremely graceful amusement. Many ladies are taking fencing les sons. Strength of leg is necessary, as well as of wrist, and much activity. But it is a most admirable exercise, improving the figure and developing the muscles, and is worthy to be made an art. It is not only physical strength that is required for this amusement, but keenness of the eye and dexterity of the wrist, and these are quite woman- :y. Quickness or pcxccptioo and ac tion are necessary. But He Won't'Do It. Johnny's mother had .been anxious to instill into the miud of her youth ful son the necessity of reading at least a few verses from the Bible each day. She is anxious that her son shoulc have a knowledge of the Bible as well as other books in fact, she thinks a reading of the great book the best means of gaining a good understanding of English and history. The little fellow has been adding a verse through the Psalms, Proverbs and those books as he ad vances in reading. The other even ing he was reading in a particularly deliberate style when he came upon the passage, "Keep thy tongue from evil and thy lips from guile." "Keep thytongue(fromevilandthy lip?fromgirls," he drawled out. Greeley's Piety. Horace Greeley was one of the most profane men that ever lived. Cursing was second nature to him. He even called himself names that would cause a duel in the South if applied to a friend or enemy. When he realized that he was dying he said aloud: "Well, the devil's got you at last, you dd old A week after the funeral his daughter, Miss Gabri elle Greeley, wrote to Whitelaw Reid, the young editor in the Tall Tower (Tribune), to know what were the words of her father. Reid wrote: "Your dear father's last words were, know that my Redeemer liveth.' New York Press. Fire Extinguisher. Old fashioned women always pro vided themselves with fine gowns for use in the possible event of being forced to face a fire in a scanty night toilet. The modern women meet the same possibility by storing, in a con venient place in every room, bottles filled with a mixture made from ten pounds of salt, five pounds of sal am moniac and four and a half gallons of water, says the Chicago News. Should a fire start break a bottle or two of this over the burning place. If used in time it will put out a small fire, and in any event may delay the ravages of the flames till the engines arrive. Found His Mother's Corpse. Talking about railroad accidents, there was one with a particularly sad feature near New York a day or two ago. A middle-aged woman was run down at a grade crossing and dread fully injured. A surgeon living near was called, but before he could get to the spot the watchers had placed a rug over the face of the victim. She was dead. The surgeon stepped up and with professional coolness re moved the rug to see the face. Then he shrieked and fell unconscious be side the corpse. It was his mother. '"in i SPRING STOCK. The Pioneer Harness Shop has put in an elegant line of Summer Horse Wear We carry in stock eyerything in the Harness and Saddlery Line.Har- nessOil, Mica Axle G-rease, Whips, Lap Robes, Fly Nets, Etc. Also the celebrated International Stock Food. OUR MOTTO: Reasonable Prices and Fair Treatment. THE PIONEER HARNESS SHOP Frank Longcoy, Prop. No. 317. BEMIDJI MINN. Buy a Lot mmmmm^^mmi^mmmmmt^ Tents of all kinds and Descriptions for sale or rent. Huntrrs Equip ments, Flags, Camp Furniture, etc. Wag-on and Stack Covers, and all kinds of Canvas Goods. Estimates free on application. JA C, JONES In the^New Townsite of LOCATE QJi I MALLARD LAKE, BELTRAMI 0 F. 0. SIBLEY, Proprietor SOLWAY, MINN. "1 O N E S.. THE AWNING HAN. i i Office 311 Bemidji Avenue.